Man, 23, dies after accidentally shooting self while attempting to take apart handgun

Posted at 2:48 PM, Mar 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-10 14:48:15-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police say a 23-year-old man died Saturday when he was trying to take apart his handgun and it discharged.

The incident happened at 6:40 p.m. in the 19000 block of Biltmore.

Police say that when they arrived, the man was attempting to transport himself to a local hospital. The officer then applied a tourniquet to the victim's left leg. Witnesses on the scene detailed what occurred before officers arrived.

The victim was then taken to the hospital where he later died.